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Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis

Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis
Rob Marshall and Ellen Lewis will be honored at this year’s Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America has announced.

Marshall, who received award recognition for his direction of films “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Nine,” as well as his 1998 Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” will receive the New York Apple Award. It honors New Yorkers who have made significant contributions with casting directors.

Lewis will receive the Hoyt Bowers award, which recognizes unique spirit, ideals and creativity in casting. Lewis has casted movies such as “Goodfellas,” “Forrest Gump” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and is known for her work with Martin Scorsese.

“Marshall and Lewis have defined excellence in their respective fields, and each has played a vital role in the advancement of the casting industry,” said Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America. “Throughout their careers, the honorees and nominees have been instrumental in
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Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis

Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis
Rob Marshall and Ellen Lewis will be honored at this year’s Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America has announced.

Marshall, who received award recognition for his direction of films “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Nine,” as well as his 1998 Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” will receive the New York Apple Award. It honors New Yorkers who have made significant contributions with casting directors.

Lewis will receive the Hoyt Bowers award, which recognizes unique spirit, ideals and creativity in casting. Lewis has casted movies such as “Goodfellas,” “Forrest Gump” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and is known for her work with Martin Scorsese.

“Marshall and Lewis have defined excellence in their respective fields, and each has played a vital role in the advancement of the casting industry,” said Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America. “Throughout their careers, the honorees and nominees have been instrumental in
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Casting Society to honor 'Into the Woods' director Rob Marshall at Artios Awards

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Casting Society to honor 'Into the Woods' director Rob Marshall at Artios Awards
While the Oscars have yet to make room for casting directors — a pivotal part of the Best Picture equation — the oversight isn't stopping the Casting Society of America from readying its third decade of picking up the Academy's slack. Csa announced Monday morning that the 30th Annual Artios Awards will honor Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Rob Marshall and Emmy Award-winning casting director Ellen Lewis for their individual work in the world of casting. The news arrives with nominations in categories of television, theater, new media and short film, and on the heels of the ceremony's move from November to Jan. 22, the thick of the awards season. Feature film nominations will be announced closer to the show date. Marshall, whose adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" bows Dec. 25, will receive the New York Apple Award, "recognizing individuals who have made special contributions to the New York entertainment
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Disney casting kids, teens, and adults for comedy series 'Super Awesome Katy' - Los Angeles Acting Auditions | Examiner.com

Disney casting directors are now searching for kids and teens who can play various series regular roles between the ages of 12 and 16. The show that is being cast is a brand new Disney Channel series called "Super Awesome Katy". Many other guest starring and recurring roles, including adult roles, will also be cast prior to the start of shooting, as well as during the season. Casting for Disney Channel on this project is being done by Suzanne Goddard-Smythe and Ty Harman. It's a Laugh Productions, which is a an owned subsidiary of the Disney-abc Television Group, is producing "Super Awesome Katy". It's a Laugh Productions has been the company behind such hit Disney Channel and Disney Xd series and movies as "Hannah Montana," "Jessie," "Shake It Up!", "Good Luck Charlie," "Dog with a Blog," "Girl Meets World," "Mighty Med," "Lab Rats," "Hannah Montana: The Movie," "Liv and Maddie," "Austin & Ally,
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SAG Foundation Prepares Actors For Pilot Season

A group of actors aiming to land work this pilot season found themselves in a room with five top associate casting directors last week. While it wasn’t an audition, it may have been the next best thing. As performers scramble to prepare for the crush of auditions that start each January, the SAG Foundation, in partnership with the Virtual Channel Network, is offering a series of workshops with casting directors and their associates. The events are being held in Los Angeles and streamed online. SAG Foundation is offering them gratis to union members; non-members who can’t attend can watch the online feed.“The SAG Foundation builds an annual curriculum based on the ebb and flow of the business,” Rochelle Rose, national director of actors programs for SAG Foundation, told Backstage. “This is the perfect time to try to draw great tips from the people whose rooms you’ll
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Stephen King and Steven Spielberg Go ‘Under the Dome’ for CBS Series

CBS has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order for “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name about a small New England town whose inhabitants struggle to survive and search for answers when they are suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. King and Steven Spielberg will executive produce the project, which was originally in development at Showtime in 2011.“This is a great novel coming to the television screen with outstanding auspices and in-season production values to create a summer programming event,” CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said in a statement. “We’re excited to transport audiences ‘Under the Dome’ and into the extraordinary world that Stephen King has imagined.”ABC has ordered five additional episodes of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” and Reba McEntire’s “Malibu Country.” (Casting directors Sheila Guthrie and Suzanne Goddard-Smythe of
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Jeanie Bacharach Casting ABC's Nashville Pilot

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ABC's drama pilot "Nashville" will be cast by Jeanie Bacharach, Back Stage has learned.The pilot, from Lionsgate TV and ABC Studios, was written by Callie Khouri, who won a best original screenplay Oscar in 1991 for "Thelma & Louise." The pilot is described as a primetime soap set in the world of country music, following one star at the top of the industry and another star on the rise. The project will shoot in Nashville, Tenn., though a date has not been set.Bacharach recently parted ways with her partner Gillian O'Neill, with whom she cast the SyFy series "Alphas" and the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters," which ran from 2006 to 2011. U.S. casting for "Alphas," which shoots in Toronto, is now being handled by Suzanne Goddard-Smythe, who also does the U.S. casting for another Toronto-shot SyFy series, "Warehouse 13."
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